Gambas al Ajillo or Spanish Style Shrimp Scampi

Gambas al Ajillo or Spanish Style Shrimp Scampi

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We are having a locavore type of week – in February. It’s amazing how much progress farmers on the Cape have made in recent years. Five years ago, it was nearly impossible to buy local sources of protein. Now the choices are nothing less that dazzling at the Winter Farmers’ Market in Orleans.

The Winter Market takes place on the first and third Saturday of the month from 9 a.m. until noon in the cafeteria of Nauset Regional Middle School. It’s a friendly and bustling place despite being in the off-season. The Kitchen Genius and I stopped by E & T Farms’ booth first thing because we had reserved some of the locally grown shrimp Ed and Betty Osmun are offering. It was our first chance to try them and we were pretty excited.

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It’s not often that you have a perfect dining experience

It’s not often that you have a perfect dining experience, but that is just what Del Mar Bar & Bistro offers…

An Unexpectedly Delightful Meal

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I begin with a tip for dining out on the Cape this time of year: always call first to make sure the restaurant is open. Websites and even Google will not always be correct. And so we found ourselves wandering around dark streets in Harwich and Chatham looking for a second choice place to eat on Thursday night. Del Mar Bar & Bistro was like an oasis of light in a shuttered world, so we pulled in and proceeded to enjoy a spectacular meal.

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